39. TOPIC: Writing Monologues

What the heck are monologues? Don’t get it confused with the “kissing disease”. In this episode, we discuss the different kinds of monologues in plays, what are they for, what makes a good monologue for a play vs. a standalone monologue, how to write one and when do we use them in our plays. LISTEN…

37. TOPIC: Writing Playwright Bios

At some point, playwrights will have to write their biographies. Whether it be for a personal website or to submit themselves to a development opportunity, or even when writing a program for a produced play– We discuss why we have to write bios, why do we write them the way we do, and can we…

35. TOPIC: Submission Fees

A hot topic issue for so many playwrights. We look at the fees to different development opportunities and weigh the pros and cons. LISTEN TO EPISODE 35: SUBMISSION FEES HERE HELPFUL LINKS:Dramatists Guild – DG Statement: Festival Guidelineswww.dramatistsguild.com/news2/ “TO PAY FEES OR NOT TO PAY FEES… HERE IS MY ANSWER ” by Donna Hokeblog.donnahoke.com/finally-my-take…sion-fees-ymmv/ _____________________________________________…

33. TOPIC: How Do We Teach Playwriting?

How do we teach playwriting? How do we teach writing in general? In this episode, we discuss what we think are best practices, writing exercises, approaches to workshopping students’ new plays, and how do we grade creative work. LISTEN to EPISODE 33: How Do We Teach Playwriting here If teaching playwriting is something you’re passionate…

31. TOPIC: When is Self-Promotion Too Much?

As playwrights and writers, we must be able to talk about ourselves and our work. In this episode, we get into the idea of self-promotion… the good, the bad, and the ugly. Listen to Episode 31: When is Self-Promotion Too Much? _____________________________________________ Please support Beckett’s Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to your friends, or…

27. TOPIC: Plays that Haunt Us

What are the plays that have haunted you? In this episode, we discuss plays that we have seen or read that’s stuck with us long after they’ve been seen or read. The plays can also be the ones you haven’t written yet and are stewing in your mind or the ghost-twins of the plays you…

24. TOPIC: Formatting Plays

Listeners, sometimes you gotta learn the format to break it. In this episode, we discuss the standard format for playwriting, different writing programs to use for playwriting, and what we love (or sometimes we don’t love) about the format. Listen to Episode 24: Formatting Plays here. Please support Beckett’s Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode…

22. TOPIC: How Does a Playwright Make Money?

Let’s talk money! In this episode, Sam and Sarah discuss how playwrights can earn a living writing plays and what is really out there for a playwright. We could only pack so much and we feel this conversation is ongoing so we’d love to hear your thoughts on this as well! LISTEN TO EPISODE 22:…

21. TOPIC: Rehearsing a New Play

What’s it like to rehearse a new play? Sam and Sarah share their own personal experiences with rehearsals and its pros and cons when rewriting a new play. How do you feel about rehearsals? LISTEN TO EPISODE 22: REHEARSING A NEW PLAY HERE Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss…